Marking – something needs to change! | timlegg

A great blog post from Tom Bennett – thoughts to me please. Tim.
Saturday, 15 October 2016

It’s your time you’re wasting; why schools should stop drowning teachers in marking

Of course, it’s optional
One does not simply walk into Mordor, and one does not simply pop into IKEA for a packet of napkins and an Ottoman. The Scandinavian elves play a voodoo on your flimsy aspirations of frugality, and by the time you’re supping on a hot dog in the car park of Valhalla you’re dragging a caravan of Billy bookcases, tea candles, picture frames and a rug that doubles as a shoe tidy….

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Marking – something needs to change! | timlegg

A great blog post from Tom Bennett – thoughts to me please. Tim.
Saturday, 15 October 2016

It’s your time you’re wasting; why schools should stop drowning teachers in marking

Of course, it’s optional
One does not simply walk into Mordor, and one does not simply pop into IKEA for a packet of napkins and an Ottoman. The Scandinavian elves play a voodoo on your flimsy aspirations of frugality, and by the time you’re supping on a hot dog in the car park of Valhalla you’re dragging a caravan of Billy bookcases, tea candles, picture frames and a rug that doubles as a shoe tidy….

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20 ways to widen the ‘gap’ in your classroom! | timlegg

A great post from Miss Cox – link to her site is below. I hope we don’t do any of these!
July 15, 2017 1 Comment education

Make homework optional
Create resources for different levels/grades of students
Only teach certain groups of students the tough stuff
Take under achieving students out of one subject to catch up with other subjects
Allow absence without any action
Don’t make students catch up with work when absent
Make judgments/decisions using student data/hearsay, before you’ve met them & seen what they can do
Treat PP/LAC students differently (marking their books…

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A Fantastic post from Tom Sherrington – this structure will help all of us, let me know what you think… | timlegg

A Fantastic post from Tom Sherrington – this structure will help all of us, let me know what you think – Tim.

It’s a well-established idea that, to develop expertise in a particular skill or technique, you need to practise. The more you practise, the better you get.  As outlined by the excellent people at Deans for Impact in their Practice with Purpose document, it helps to identify a specific element of your teaching to practise on and then focus very deliberately on improving in that area.

Instead of flitting from one thing to another, dipping in and out, the suggestion is that…

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20 ways to widen the ‘gap’ in your classroom! | timlegg

A great post from Miss Cox – link to her site is below. I hope we don’t do any of these!
July 15, 2017 1 Comment education

Make homework optional
Create resources for different levels/grades of students
Only teach certain groups of students the tough stuff
Take under achieving students out of one subject to catch up with other subjects
Allow absence without any action
Don’t make students catch up with work when absent
Make judgments/decisions using student data/hearsay, before you’ve met them & seen what they can do
Treat PP/LAC students differently (marking their books…

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A Fantastic post from Tom Sherrington – this structure will help all of us, let me know what you think… | timlegg

A Fantastic post from Tom Sherrington – this structure will help all of us, let me know what you think – Tim.

It’s a well-established idea that, to develop expertise in a particular skill or technique, you need to practise. The more you practise, the better you get.  As outlined by the excellent people at Deans for Impact in their Practice with Purpose document, it helps to identify a specific element of your teaching to practise on and then focus very deliberately on improving in that area.

Instead of flitting from one thing to another, dipping in and out, the suggestion is that…

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Teaching for distinction | timlegg

A really interesting blog from Tom Sherrington about teaching for distinction:
Teaching for Distinction @OldhamCollege
Posted by Tom Sherrington ⋅ June 28, 2017 ⋅ 2 Comments
Filed Under  #FEchat

The most exciting job I’ve had since starting out with Teacherhead Consulting has been working with Oldham College.  Principal Alun Francis approached me to explore whether there was scope in applying current thinking around teaching and learning, curriculum planning and my experience of the delivery of CPD in schools to the FE setting.   He was keen to move away from the one-off CPD day where…

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